Congratulations to Kidambi Srikanth for winning Indonesian Open BadmintonDuring the euphoria and tension of Champions Trophy cricket, Indian male shuttlers were going great guns in Indonesian Open badminton. H.S. Prannoy reached semifinal by defeating the defending champion Lee Chong Wei and Rio Olympics champion Chen Long. But in the semifinal he lost to Sakai Kazumasa from Japan.
On the other hand, Guntur-born Srikanth reached final of the tournament. In the final he took revenge by defeating Kazumasa straight set 21-11, 21-19 in only 37 minutes.
Although in badminton, the female shuttlers from India are more famous, in the just concluded Indonesian Open, male shuttlers have made us proud.
Congratulations to Kidambi Srikanth! May he win more laurels for the country.